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How to Fix “You’ll need the latest version of Outlook to use this database” Error

Outlook is one of the most popular email clients available across all platforms and it is also supported on Mac OS as well. If you are using Mac OS and try to install Outlook on the OS and use it, you might encounter this issue. The error when you open Outlook on Mac is “You’ll need the latest version of Outlook to use this database” error. So, how to fix this error on Mac OS with Outlook.

You'll need the latest version of Outlook to use this database

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How to Fix this issue?: 

Step 1: The first step is to open the Applications folder in Finder. Here you will see Outlook listed since it is already installed on your Mac. Now right-click on the Outlook icon and select Show Package Contents.

You'll need the latest version of Outlook to use this database

Step 2: Here open Contents and navigate to SharedSupport and Open Outlook Profile Manager app.

Step 3: Double click on the app to open the Profile manager. Here you can see a + icon at the bottom of the screen. You can set your own name for the profile.  Once you are done with naming, click the ‘gear’ icon and set the newly created profile as the default profile.

You'll need the latest version of Outlook to use this database

Step 4: Now if you open Outlook, it won’t show the error anymore.

 

Nirmal
Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at nirmal@nirmaltv.com. You can find Nirmal on , and .

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  1. I saw this advice on other sites, too, but it doesn’t work for me.

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